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Romena, The Castle

These ancient ruins belong to one of the most famous castles in Tuscany

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Pratovecchio

The beautiful Casentino valley provides the backdrop for the three imposing and majestic towers of the Romena Castle which rise up from an altitude of 621m. 

It is one of the most famous castles in Tuscany and has a long, rich history. It dates from around the beginning of the XI century when the Conti Guidi family made it one of the most important defensive fortresses in the region. 

Today the castle’s ruins are considered one of the most evocative sites in the Casentino area, both for the delightful natural surroundings and the architecture of the castle which blends in so well with the landscape. The imposing Romena Fort, with its drawbridge and prison tower, is a must-see for visitors to Casentino. 

The site has a wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and was immortalised by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy.

Pratovecchio
A delightful village in the Casentino and Paolo Uccello's hometown
Pratovecchio is a small medieval village whose architecture tells its history, noted especially in the charming central square vaunting a perimeter entirely covered by a pietra serena portico. The town’s history involves faith, as evidenced by the presence of two monasteries of Camaldolese and Dominican nuns, though it also involves power, as noted in the majestic Castle of Romena, a fortress ...
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